Curator Corner: Cecilia Dean
Cecilia Dean (co-founder and partner of Visionaire), has been curating her own collections on eBay’s new platform, eBay Today. Let’s just say we’re psyched to be able to follow her taste right now. The Inside Source had a little chat with the fashion and art world heavyweight about how she got started with her first one.
Jauretsi: Tell us the name of your first collection and how it inspired you.
Cecilia Dean: I collect close to home, meaning what is currently on my mind — whether it be work or play. My first collection was inspired by the current issue of Visionaire, called FOREVER. The issue is made entirely of metal to last “forever.” That got me thinking about things that last forever. And so I turned my attention to items that stand the test of time. [MORE] They may be very expensive, but they are worth the investment because you will be able to use them for the rest of your life. My “Black is the New Black" collection is similar in concept in that I am picking classic black items that pick up any wardrobe.
J: Now that eBay will be adding the “follow” button on collections, what types of things would you be interested in following on the site?
CD: I would follow anything that interests me: High heels (please see and share my new collection “The Mile High Club”), urban farming, city transportation, and lots and lots of fashion. I’m still amazed at what you can find on eBay if you spend some time browsing.
J: In terms of your own personal work, what projects are you working on now or what can we expect to see coming soon from you?
CD: I am gearing up for Art Basel Miami Beach, where I will be launching a 3D short film with Marina Abramovic. I am very excited about this new moving-image/ digital direction. We are working on a limited-edition series of T-shirts with Gap. They are so cool and I can’t wait to see people wearing them.
J: What is your favorite eBay find ever?
CD: I can’t believe I found a Birkin bag on eBay!!! Sadly, it’s out of my price range!
Click here to follow Cecila Dean’s Collections on eBay.
Photo: Neil Rasmus and Angela Phan of BFAnyc.com. Text by Jauretsi)